The Miami Trace Lady Panthers softball team hosted Chillicothe for an SCOL match-up Wednesday afternoon.
Chillicothe won the game, 9-5.
In spite of some good defensive plays at times, Miami Trace for the second game in a row committed seven errors.
Chillicothe scored a run in the top of the first.
Miami Trace quickly answered with two runs in its first turn at bat.
Chillicothe scored five in the second, while Miami Trace scored three to make it a 6-5 ballgame.
The Lady Panthers could not have known that they would not score again the remainder of the game.
Chillicothe tacked on one run in the third and two in the sixth.
Offensively, Miami Trace collected eight hits, led by Alexis Schwartz with two hits, including a double and one run scored and Olivia Wolffe with two hits, including a double, one run scored and one rbi.
In the bottom of the first for Miami Trace, Megan Self drew a one-out walk, but was caught stealing.
Wolffe singled, followed by a single by Schwartz.
Taylor Barrett drove both runners home with a double.
In the third inning, Tabby Landrum struck out but reached safely on an error by the catcher.
Harmonee Napier singled, putting runners on the corners.
Cassidy Lovett smacked a triple, scoring Landrum and Napier and Wolffe hit a double, scoring Lovett.
Maddie Mossbarger pitched for Miami Trace. She worked seven innings with 12 hits and nine runs (four earned). She walked two and struck out three.
Olivia Ray started and got the win for the Lady Cavaliers. Chillicothe is 2-1 overall, 1-0 in the SCOL.
She pitched seven innings with eight hits and five runs (all earned). She walked two and recorded five strikeouts.
“Ray’s a nice pitcher,” Miami Trace head coach Terry Smith said. “We hit the ball pretty well against her. We had six hits in the first two innings, including a triple and two doubles.” The Lady Panthers had five extra base hits in the game.
“So, we came out hitting the ball real well,” Smith said. “The flip side was, we struggled with our fielding.
“I never would have dreamed that we wouldn’t score after the second inning,” Smith said. “We did hit the ball, but, to their credit, they made plays.
“For them, they only had one extra base hit,” Smith said. “That was Large’s home run.
Miami Trace (1-3, 0-1) was off Thursday. They play at East Clinton Friday and at Madison Plains as part of a three-team round robin against Marion Elgin and the Lady Eagles Saturday at 1 p.m.
Miami Trace has three games scheduled at home next week. Wilmington visits on Monday, McClain is in for a game Wednesday and Thursday, Huntington comes to Miami Trace.
Next Friday, Miami Trace is at Hillsboro and a week from Saturday, Miami Trace is at Westfall for a doubleheader at 2 p.m.
Offensively for Miami Trace: Cassidy Lovett, 1-4, 1 run, 2 rbi, 1 3b; Megan Self, 0-3, 1 bb; Olivia Wolffe, 2-4, 1 run, 1 rbi, 1 2b; Alexis Schwartz, 2-4, 1 2b, 1 run; Taylor Barrett, 1-3, 1 bb, 1 2b; Brooke Henry, 0-3; Ashley Campbell, 1-3, 1 2b; Tabby Landrum, 0-3, 1 bb, 1 run; Harmonee Napier, 1-3, 1 run.
Offensively for Chillicothe: Bettendorf, 3-4, 3 runs; Gallagher, 2-3; Woodbridge 2-4; Large, 1 home run, 2 rbi.
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Reach Chris Hoppes at 740-335-3611, ext. 1104, or on Twitter @choppes1
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